Minutes After Vikings War, Confessional Patrick Mahomes Drops a Bombshell

Published 10/09/2023, 6:57 AM EDT

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It was a perfect night for Patrick Mahomes and his team on Sunday. In NFL Week 5, the Kansas City Chiefs faced the Minnesota Vikings for the first time, and it was also their first time playing at U.S. Bank Stadium. Although NFC & AFC division shifts in the NFL are rare in regular seasons, Mahomes capitalized on this opportunity to achieve a historic win.

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After winning Sunday night’s football game, the Chiefs now hold a 4-1 winning record for this season so far. However, despite winning the game against the Vikings with a score of 27-20, quarterback Mahomes admitted to facing struggles against the strong Vikings defense to keep himself and his team in the victory lane.

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Following the Sunday victory, Patrick Mahomes addressed the post-game conference. He openly acknowledged the significance of a crucial drive and the vital roles played by his teammates in establishing a firm foothold in the game. Mahomes explicitly revealed that he played a pivotal role in steering the game in favor of the Chiefs, considering the formidable nature of the Vikings’ defense, widely regarded as one of the strongest in the NFL. He stated, “We really tried to do our best against this defense to have answers versus their cover zero package and their Blitz package and it’s hard to prepare for.

Mahomes continued, “I will be honest, to be like preparing for Vikes, it’s like you man this is tough and so they do a lot of good things. They have a lot of good schemes….I put it up there for J Watt to make a play and he made a play for me and so that was a big drive that started. That drive got us going on the out of the half and we were backed up, that could have really changed the Game.” In the end, Mahomes’ impressive performance included completing 31 of 41 passes for 281 yards and 2 TDs throws. He spread the ball effectively to 10 different wide receivers and tight ends during the game.

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When the 28-year-old quarterback acknowledges the Vikings’ defensive prowess, it certainly holds weight, considering that the Vikings indeed boast the NFL’s premier defense.

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In the fourth quarter, the Vikings’ defense clamped down, allowing only 38 yards and forcing several key stops. The Chiefs’ third-down conversion rate was 0-for-3 and they punted twice but in vain. The Vikings’ defense came up big in the fourth quarter, stopping the Chiefs’ drive at the goal line.

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After a Chiefs’ field goal, the Vikings’ offense ran for 10 plays but fumbled the ball at the Kansas City’s 24-yard line. And the game ended with a sack on Kirk Cousins as the Vikings couldn’t advance past the Chiefs’ 38-yard line. Patrick Mahomes threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns, but the Vikings contained him well, sacking him twice and preventing any rushing attempts.

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Despite the challenges, Mahomes found a way to secure the win against the Vikings, and the QBs had a heart-wrenching hug on the field. The next matchup of Patrick Mahomes and his team will be with the Denver Broncos on Thursday at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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Bhwya Sriya is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from an esteemed university, Bhwya tries to amalgamate her love for sports with her creativity. Her interest in sports arose when Bhwya represented her district on a race track in school.
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